Out-of-favour forward perfect for Pochettino: Ferdinand’s Tottenham must-have trio rated

Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City

The first of those Ferdinand suggests is Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez, with the Algerian having already been linked with a move to north London in the past.

A right winger by nature, the 26-year-old, 35-cap international has the versatility to operate in a central role, which would help cover the likes of current first choice starters Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

A regular for the Foxes this season with an appearance in each of their 23 top flight outings, he is a proven Premier League and international talent and would no doubt be keen on a move back up to the top of the table.

Still, questions should be asked whether he offers enough different to the current options at the club, and if he can be the out-and-out winger needed to make a difference.

Football Insider rating: 6.5/10

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